Agia Galini is 61 km southeast of Rethymnon and 68 km southwest of Heraklion. At the south coast it is about in the middle of the island.
Agia Galini, by the strange and fitting name, is a small labyrinthine village built amphitheatrically with white houses, surrounded by three mountains, Mount Asideroto, Kedros and Psiloritis, and opens into a beautiful, picturesque harbor that is particularly busy and full of traffic during the summer months. New and old houses of the village seems to be sandwiched by the biggest apartments that are now springing up in the region, as well as hotels in Agia Galini, trying to meet the increased needs of accommodation for guests. Agia Galini is a famous holiday resort with a good beach, one of the first places developed touristically in southern Crete. The port of Agia Galini, just in front of the village offers a safe haven for yachts and sailboats, which are crowded during the summer months. Like for beach lovers, Agia Galini, because of its name (meaning St. Tranquility) is a favorite destination, either for a stop for a little fish or for refuel. What makes Agia Galini unique is the amphitheatrical layout of the houses, which offers great views over the harbor and the Messara bay, while equally beautiful is the view from the harbor to the village standing on the hill, especially at dusk and at night.